Expansion of aims and scope for leading rangeland journal

Posted 29 May 2018 by NISC under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
Expansion of aims and scope for leading rangeland journal

As the official Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa, the African Journal of Range & Forage Science is dedicated to publishing quality original material that advances rangeland ecology and pasture management. The journal now aims to publish research of international importance from any region, but as an African journal, it is particularly interested in research from Africa and relevant to the continent. 

The journal has now revised its aims and scope to expand its reach further. “The Scientific Board have worked actively to expand the reach of the journal beyond Africa. The Journal receives a significant  number of manuscripts from non-African origin, in particular, South America”, said Editor, Dr Pieter Swanepoel. 

The journal promotes both science and its application and authors are encouraged to explicitly identify the practical implications of their work. “The African Journal of Range & Forage Science is already widely known in Africa and gaining international recognition. With the new aims and scope, we hope to attract high quality submissions from other regions to stimulate even wider exposure and readership of the Journal,” Dr Pieter Swanepoel stated.

The journal serves as a platform for academic researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to share and discuss internationally important and novel findings that advances rangeland ecology and pasture management. 
“The new aims and scope also brings forward opportunities which will stimulate collaboration among researchers in Africa and elsewhere in the world,” said Dr Pieter Swanepoel.

Read more about the aims and scope, submitting to the  African Journal of Range & Forage Science and the instructions for authors here

Perhaps the most important change, in terms of bringing the Journal to a wider audience, has been its publishing in collaboration with the NISC (Pty) Ltd.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
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- SAJP author from Florida Atlantic University
The proofs look great! Thank you so much. The efficiency of the journal now is really excellent. Easy to work with, and so thorough. I appreciate it.
- Regular SAJP Author on his first interaction with NISC
The NISC partnership has benefited the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology by bringing sustainability, additional branding and marketing, a wider reach through its websites, and the added value of expertise in the very competitive world of publishing.
- Chris Stones, IPJP Editor-in-Chief since 2003
The editorial experience was excellent: the reviewers were timely and their feedback was generative. The co-editor of the special issue was proactive about communicating information to me. In latter stages, the staff that shepherded the essay through the copy-editing stages was also very helpful and in good contact.
- Author - Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies